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president trump today jumps into the roseanne controversy for the first time. this morning, the president calls out disney ceo bob iger after abc canceled roseanne's show over her racist tweet. thank you for joining us. new fall yacht over the tweet about a former obama adviser. roseanne tweets new responses as more companies drop her re-runs. >> reporter: with one single tweet, roseanne barr is banished
from hollywood and taking down one of the hitest rated shows on tv with her. overnight, she seems to blame the racist tweet on ambien. outrage began after tweeting this. muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby equals vj referring to valerie jarrett. jarrett responded on >> i'm fine. >> reporter: barr said my joke was in bad taste. within hours abc pulled the plug. chairman and president of disney saying there was only one thing to do here, the right thing. but today president trump is firing back directly calling out the ceo for contacting jarrett about the comments but saying, quote, gee, he never called president trump to apologize for the horrible statements said and made about me on abc. >> what has happened to you?
>> reporter: roseanne pushed boundaries from the beginning and the message seemed to resonate with democrats and republicans alike with more than 27 million watching the debut. >> what's up, deplorable? >> reporter: imagine if leftist celeb got this treatment. in response to the comment i personally thought she was hispanic. roseanne said i thought she was saudi. many in the cast calling her remarks abhorrent and hulu and viacom pulling old episodes of the show and heard from ambien saying racism is not a side effect of their drug. abc news, new york. as maggie just mentioned, roseanne barr blamed ambien for the initial tweet. the drugmaker tweeted today saying all pharmaceutical
treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any medication. duelling -- in a sexual assault case. supporters of the measure held their rally at this morning in front of the law office of the lawyer. meantime, a no recall rally this afternoon in front of the county recorder's office in downtown san jose. the judge may attend and speak at the rally. the recall effort sparked by a six-month sentence of brock turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. harvey weinstein won't testify before a new york grand jury. he is accused of rape and other sex charges. weinstein's spokesperson issued a statement this morning saying there wasn't enough time to prepare his client to testify. weinstein turned himself in friday. his request for more time was
denied. the school district superintendent is under scrutiny again after the last night's school board meeting and remains the superintendent for now. but state lawmakers are calling for investigations into alleged fraud of a no-bid contractor that the district hired to do millions of dollars in construction work. the santa clara county d.a. has an open investigation, as well. some parents say school board members may be ones with something to hide. >> we have a superintendent doing a phenomenal job and doing her job and bullying her because she's doing her job. >> the school board president said if there's an issue it would have come out by now. a long and frustrating morning commute in the east bay. a big rig spilled 70 gallons of diesel feel on southbound interstate 680. you can see the traffic resulting just before the 580 connector and hours to fully clean up. matt keller has the story.
>> reporter: you think you had a rough morning? the driver of this big rig to watch the fuel tank removed from the truck on a freeway. he told chp officers he heard a loud noise driving southbound on 680 just before al costa boulevard 2:10 this morning causing him to lose control. >> because the driver had swerved and hit the center divide and what happened before that we can't -- we're not going to be able to tell and he hit the center divide wall and definitely cracked it and dropped it off of the side of the truck. >> reporter: the driver was okay and 70 gallons of diesel fuel spilled before the truck stopped. chp blocked off two lanes and the exit lane for two and a half hours before cal trans arrived to clean up. chp gave the sweepers a chance t clean up the far left lanes. traffic for miles. once the sweepers were down in the three left lanes, they were reopened and the three right
lanes closed until 8:00. good news, traffic back to normal and the chp says none of the diesel feel ended up in the drainage system. in san ramon, matt keller, abc7 news. two consumer groups calling for new investigation into tesla and its auto pilot feature. the groups demanding the dmv investigate what they called the misleading and deceptive marketing practices of aut autopilot. no response this morning from tesla. uber's new panic button is now live in the u.s. it's effort to improve rider safety after a string of incidents last year where riders said they were assaulted in a ride. the new function allows you to call 911 directly from the safety center in the app. most cities display the location to help the 911 operator find you. pharmaceutical company allergen recalling a birth control product because some of the pills are out of order
putting users at risk of higher risk of unintended pregnancy. the company is issuing the voluntary recall for the taytulla pack saying the first four days were placebo instead of active capsules and says to contact your doctor for a return. in the mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time. american colon cancer said screening should stop at 45 not 50. the recommended age for average risk, those at high risk and including african-americans and alaskan natives to get screened even earlier. kim kardashian is heading to the white house. what she plans to ask ivanka trump's husband during her visit. plus, a russian journalist reported dead is alive. the reason for the confusing turn of events. got some confusing weather out there, too, don't we?
cooling trend as good as advertised. anywhere from five to 26 degrees cooler than average putting us in the 50s and 60s. summer's when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor. by living off the grid. completely.
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the journalist's death to catch those trying to kill him. the 41-year-old thanked everyone that mourned his death and apologized to his wife who also thought her husband had been killed. no word yet if the agency ever caught the people it thought tried to kill the journalist. it seems president trump is still nursing his resentment against attorney general jeff sessions for recusing himself from the russia investigation. in a tweet this morning the president said he wishes he had picked a different leader for the justice department. mr. trump also tweeted a quote from republican representative trey gaudy who said sessions should have told the president before accepting the job that he would recuse himself from the investigation. these tweets come amid new reports that the president had asked sessions to rescind his recusal. happening today, kim kardashian-west is going to the white house. she's planning to meet with jared kushner to discuss prison reform. west is advocating for a pardon for alice johnson, a great
grandmother who's serving a life sentence without parole for first-time drug offense. it's not clear whether west will meet with president trump. west tweeted this morning, happy birthday alice marie johnson. today is for you. right now, bay area entrepreneurs are pitching big ideas in front of the producers of "shark tank." abc7 news reporter amy hollingfield is right there. how's it going? >> reporter: i'm feeling nervous watching them, we're watching as dreams possibly coming true. people are giving the ideas right now. that man wrapped up. show us your mask. this is sniff relief. a mask that you put on. he just had the one minute in front of a casting producer pitching this idea and maybe get on the show "shark tank." the casting producers around the room are listening and they do have the power to maybe make dreams come true.
you could call it the line of ideas. all these people want to pitch their business plan to tv producers the try to get on the show xwt shark tank." >> pitching organic lite beer. >> kids monkey bar gloves. >> i have a high chance. i make medicinal mushroom teas. >> reporter: the sharks or judges you see on the tv show aren't here. instead, they will approach one of these tables and talk to one producer for one minute. the casting director says personality, energy and a good back story are just as important as the idea itself. margaret definitely has that part covered. she's pitching the idea of portable playmates who follow you and the kid around the mall. >> go like entertain your child. so that you can have a stress free shopping experience. like a little mini nanny. >> reporter: the line started to form at 2:00 in the morning. they had to wait until 10:00 to get inside. they didn't seem to mind.
>> excited. i kind of had it through my mind and memorized the pitch so much and ready to rock and roll. >> reporter: and they have made some good friends. >> so much fun. great people. great ideas. everybody's a winner out here. >> reporter: and you're watching another round of pitches getting started right now. they have got more than 200 people signed up to speak today but they said that 500 were guaranteed to be heard today so there's still time to come down here if you have an idea in the back pocket you're dying to share. we are at 1446 market street if you want to come down and try to get on the show "shark tank." anybody whose idea was a winning idea today they'll hear in a few weeks whether they advance to the next round of questions and judging. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. we are one day away from the game one of the nba finals. warriors and the cavaliers.
the reason kevin durant's shoes might be the key to winning the series. and the key to today's forecast, check out the winds. hold on to the hats and the steering wheel. gusting up to more than 30 miles per hour in places like sfo, concord and fairfield. and look what it does to our temperatures. one to eight degrees below average. you missed when the worst oil spill hit san francisco,
first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, heent to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor. marshall tuck will change that. in california, 3 million kids can't read at grade level. tuck turned around struggling schools, raising graduation rates over 60%. marshall tuck for state superintendent. marshall tuck.
weak cold front. and that's going to eventually push all the way out of here and leave us with the mostly sunny afternoon and a break from the heat. sea breeze comes back with more moisture infused into it tonight so more drizzle is possible around the coast and the east bay hills. we get breaks from the heat but it is coming back this weekend. look at this. low 60s along the coast and san francisco. mid to upper 60s around the bay. and low to mid-70s inland. if you're out and about, let's talk about the activity planner. the beaches, yeah. chilly breezes there with temperatures barely reaching 60 but the windchill if you will feeling five degrees cooler and flip side a great day to do yard work if you need. comfortable out there. watch the strong sunshine. on the bay, though, windy and choppy startg at 3:00. our fastest breezes start to blow over the bay. areas of yellow, west wind gusting up to 30 knots, 33 to 35
miles per hour. graduations today. kids and parents want to look good. pictures before and after. piedmont today, the falcons are going to see temperatures and feel temperatures in the low 60s. there's the millennium falcons. we feature them every year because i like the name. pumas, low 60s. a lot of sunshine, hazy and breezy. wednesday evening game, because we have a four-game set with the rays. tomorrow afternoon game. 7:05 first pitch. 58 to 55. feels more like a fall classic. here's a look at the shark tank. idle today and mostly sunny conditions developing over and the clouds fade at 12:00. notice mid-50s to mid-60s at 4:00 and then all of us in mid-60s thisvening and then increasing clouds overnight. the clouds, there you go. see the green dots? extra moisture and means the possibility of drizzle for tomorrow's morning commute.
notice the temperatures, cooler, too. upper 40s in the north bay and the deepest valleys to low to mid-50s for the rest of us. here's the accuweather 7-day forecast. extra cloud cover, the drizzle and the cooler start all that means that thursday afternoon will follow suit and be cooler by two to four degrees. now, all that starts to go away friday and temperatures rebound. check out the coast this weekend. we have 60s there. and then we have got 80s around the bay and 90s inland. s we went from needing a heat tore an air conditioner. maybe not the heater but you need the air conditioner again by the weekend. >> all right. that's spring, though. always interesting with ups and downs. >> push and pull. >> thank you. >> you bet. one day away from another start of the nba finals. now, you know kevin durant is one of the top players but did you know why he's always losing his shoes on the court? abc news reporter tj holmes
explains. >> yes. from downtown. >> reporter: he's one of golden state's superstars. a sharp shooter but with a peculiar problem on the court. he can't keep his shoes on. according to an investigation by 538.com, kevin durant has shed his shoe at least 31 times over the last 3 seasons. that's once every eight games. more than any other player in nba history. >> kevin durant lost his shoe. it did not affect his defense. >> reporter: so it must be the shoes, right? his specially designed kd-10s from nike and don't seem to be causing issues for anybody else. >> like slippers, man. it's too bulky and you know so sometimes may come off and good thing is i slip them back on and keep playing. >> reporter: so maybe something is up with his feet. so long and narrow they're compared to hockey sticks and that's not necessarily unique in
the nba. so here's the answer. he wears his shoes a size too big on purpose because he says it's more comfortable. >> anything too tight on my body i play, i feel like it restricts me a little bit. i don't need anything weighing me down. i want to be aerodynamic. >> reporter: it turns out it better for his gameo lose a shoe. >> he actually scores at 114 points per 100 possessions when his shoe comes off just in general. he averages about 36 points per 100 possessions with both shoes on. >> falling down he makes it. >> that was tj holmes reporting. by the way, we are not going to question it. if it works for kd, that's just fine. one size too big, that's just fine. >> that's all i needed. and to be about six inches taller. >> more than just that. sorry. game one is tomorrow night of
course. sky 7 flew over oracle stadium today. see the banner featuring the players. >> warriors and cavs met in four straight finals and play each other twice in the regular season. warriors won both games and i saw a tweet of the warriors. iguodala is out for game one. >> oh. all right. that's tough. we did it before. you know, we'll give him time to recover. abc7 is only place to watch the nba finals presented by youtube tv. game one cavaliers versus warriors tomorrow at oracle arena. a pregame show at 5:00. abc coverage starts at 5:30. tip-off at 6:00 and then stay with us for toyota after the game. a louisiana evangelist is hoping to take the word of jesus to new heights. the reason he needs $54 million to do it and who he wants to pony up. a boss wrecks his new
here's my pledge to you. i'll keep our budget balanced. invest in affordable housing. fight for universal healthcare. and stand up to donald trump. as governor, you can trust me to do what's right- because i always have. i'm jeff bleich. preventing violence has long been my cause. in the face of senseless violence, we need hope. after columbine, i led president clinton's youth violence commission. i joined joe biden to reduce domestic violence, helping boys become men. i beat the nra in court, defending gun laws that save lives. today, a new generation is rising, and this is our moment. in the streets and in the capitol, i'll stand with them. jeff bleich. democrat for lieutenant governor.
a bold request from a televangelist is raising eyebrows, asking for donations to buy a new $54 million jet. >> i really believe that if jesus was physically on the earth today he wouldn't be riding a donkey. >> jesse is based in louisiana and paid cash for three other private planes and said god told him to get a new one and posted this video asking people to send
i thought after sandy hook, where 20 six and seven year olds were slain, this would never happen again. it has happened more than 200 times in 5 years. dianne feinstein and a new generation are leading the fight to pass a new assault weapons ban. say no to the nra and yes to common-sense gun laws. california values senator dianne feinstein
say no to the nra and yes to common-sense gun laws. when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops.
gavin's not gonna work as governor. >> your heart races, your palms sweat, your adrenaline goes through the roof, and that's just trying to answer the $500 question. are you ready? let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic music] ♪ everybody, welcome to the show! you guys ready to play "millionaire" today? [cheers and applause] me too, so let's welcome our first contestant, who's been preparing for this day for 11 years. from dayton, ohio, mr. john lance. welcome, john. >> thank you, chris. thank you. >> 11 years you've been preparing. >> 11 years, yes sir. >> all right, well, good luck. you have 14 questions, money values growing from $500 all the way up to that $1 million. you have your three lifelines. they're there if you need them